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Make IG Posts Stand Out

MAKE YOUR INSTAGRAM POST STAND OUT, ESP YOUR PROFILE 1. How can I optimize my Profile? o Profile Image: Include a bright, happy photo of yourself; NOT a picture of your pet or favorite vacation spot. Be personal and approachable. o Hashtag: add at least one in profile o Bio: list about 3 items that succinctly describe your career or what you do. Add at least one o Link: include a link to your business webpage or Facebook page. o Description: hashtags! 2. How can I appeal to viewers? o Attractive, consistent colors o Pleasing layout o Visually appealing o Clear images 3. Can you Increase engagement? o Use between 12 and 30 hashtags o Follow related hashtags 4. Do you have a business account?

Instagram Tips

œ Increase your presence and increase engagement with both your Pinterest boards and Instagram with FREE advertisement. · Challenge your fans to finish a Pinterest project and post a picture of it on Instagram. Be sure to encourage the use of hashtags so that you can easily search for the images. · Have your fans post their Instagram images of your brand on Pinterest. When your fans post an image of your brand on Instagram, you increase engagement and increase your presence on the platform. · Make fan boards. Make Pinterest boards with your fans’ photos. Fans love to be recognized, so featuring their images on your boards is a win-win Example: 1. MY CHALLENGE for Stampin’Up lovers. See my Pi

Need a Pinterest Graphic?

I can make more for SAB if you want others. They will be one dollar each and I will place in my store on my other website:

Vellum in Colors!

VERY VELLUM The Sale-A-Bration party is going strong, and the fun continues with the exciting March 3, rollout of second release items. Our So Very Vellum Specialty Designer Series Paper (item 152313)—a new level 1 Sale-A-Bration item—is perfect for so many projects. You will get six pastel-colored 12" x 12" (30.5 x 30.5 cm) vellum sheets with an embossed design, two each of three colors. And this item is absolutely FREE with a minimum qualifying purchase of $50 USD/$60 CAD.

Is your Goal to drive traffic to your Website?

Your CTR Formula: Link Clicks divided by Closeups x 100. If this number is over fifty percent, you are doing well. Keep working to increase this number even more. Impressions 18.4 k Closeups 1.2K Saves 95 Link Clicks 814 With the above example, the CTR is 68%. This is a great click-through rate, but look at your analytics every month so you can see what’s performing over time. This is a great way to keep track of the traffic Pinterest is driving to your website. In fact, I can’t resist looking at the end of every week! THE VALUE OF PINTEREST: STATISTICS 300 Million people use Pinterest every single month Fifty percent+ of Pinterest’s traffic comes from outside the US, so the value of Pintere

Embossed Colors

Did you know you can have any of our SU colors heat embossed? AND, you don’t need embossing powder of every color! Grab your Stamparatus and position your paper and the stamp you are going to use. Ink up you stamp with Versamark first; don’t stamp yet. Add your chosen ink to the stamp also. THEN stamp! Cover with clear embossing powder; heat. OR,,, You can ink with with Versamark ; stamp. Clean stamp Ink with chosen color; stamp. Cover with clear embossing powder; heat. You get the same result, either way you choose. This works well on Whisper White and Very Vanilla cardstock, but you certainly can test it on other colors and see what happens. Thanks to Pootles for this idea!

Send "for real" stuff..

A paper letter for notes seems ever so more personal than and email (esp. an email to a group). I guess it has to do with a bit of psychology and Kinesthetics. It's kinda like holding a paper book and reading vs. reading online or on a digital "book." if I want to make notes or underline, I need paper. there is something that satisfies and calms to sit down with a real letter or note vs. reading it on your phone. The paper and handwriting seems to make it more personal and caring. So, keep making those cards and sending them to someone that will get joy from receiving them! Anyway,isn't it supposed to be more joyous to give than receive? How about posting some of your cards that you intend

IG Image Sizes

Maximum Sizes in Pixels W x H Profile Personal Photo 180 x 180 IGTV Cover 420 x 654 Landscape 1080 x 566 Portrait 1080 x 1350 Story Image 1080 x 1920 Square Post 1080 x 1080


COMING SOON: My new Pinterest eArticle chock FULL of information to help your sales skyrocket! Expect it soon! Trying to create an online presence for your Stamping business? Begin with one instrument, conquer it, and then move one. You should be collecting emails all the time from any source you have available. One of the very next platforms to be successful is Pinterest. You can showcase your products, link to your website, encourage traffic to your website and Facebook page. It’s easy to beg for sales, promote your products, and tell how wonderful you and your business are; in other words, you are begging for attention. You need to be contributing useful information via the pinning of oth

What To Post on Instagram?

What Should I Post on Instagram? · Short video to explain a tricky action; example: how to tie a bow. · List a few good IG accounts to follow that relate to your business. · A behind-the-scenes look at your craft room or classroom. · Show every card you make in class and some that your students do outside of class. · Humor. · Highlight your team. · Highlight a team member who accomplished a goal or joined your team. (Made next level – silver elite) · Give a shout out to yourself for something you are proud of · Give a shout out to a team member or new recruit or a client · Revisit and post older content. · Be sure viewers know how to contact you. · Highlight some favorite products now and th

Tailwind, IG, Pinterest TAILWIND Schedule an Entire Week of Pins in 20 Minutes Flat Some of you asked about an app to post to both IG and Pinterest. TAILWIND does. Create 10 Pins in 1 Click, Anywhere Fill up your queue on any site with the Browser Extension and Board Lists. Friendly Analytics for Every Pin & Board See what's working at a glance with Pin Inspector & Board Insights. Schedule Pins Like a Pro Spread content out over weeks with Interval Pinning & a drag-and-drop calendar. Design your graphic, add hashtags, your contact info….post. Tailwinds will schedule your posts on the best days at the best times! You can batch post….in other words, you can make enough posts for an entire

WHAT TO SAY (3)....

Quoted from: To congratulate someone on buying a new house. Be the first card on their fridge. .... To recognize made-up holidays. Happy Lumpy Rug Day. Because apparently that’s a thing. To make fun of a friend’s fantasy sports team. Sometimes the message board isn’t enough to get your point across. To share a drawing. When words fail, there’s always art. To thank your future boss for interviewing you. Cards stand out. Emails get filtered out. To thank your great neighbors for being great neighbors. A good neighbor can be hard to find. Treasure the good ones. To thank a client. When was the last time you remember someone raving about the “really thoughtful” ema